Colfax in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South.
Erected 1950 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
Location. 31° 30.998′ N, 92° 42.771′ W. Marker is in Colfax, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Louisiana Route 8) and 2nd Street (Louisiana Route 8) on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets (both La. Hwy 8), on the lawn near the west end of the Grant Parish Court House Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Colfax LA 71417, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (approx. 17 miles away); Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (approx. 17 miles away); North American F-86 Sabre (approx. 17 miles away); Republic F-105 Thunderchief (approx. 17 miles away); England Air Force Base History (approx. 17 miles away); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (approx. 17.1 miles away); England AFB Heritage Park (approx. 17.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Colfax Massacre. Easter Sunday, April 13, 1873
2. The American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant. Politics, Reconstruction, and the Colfax Massacre.
3. John McEnery.
4. Reconstruction: A State Divided. "The Colfax Riot was the bloodiest single instance of racial violence in the Reconstruction era in all of the United States..."
5. Colfax Riot Memorial for Whites Killed:.
Stephen Decatur Parish, James West Hadnot, Sidney Harris -
who fell in the Colfax Riot fighting for white supremacy, April 13, 1873.
Additional keywords. "Colfax Massacre"; freedmen; White League; Reconstruction; insurrection; terrorism; racism.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics •
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